Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Child Indicators Conference

Upcoming conference:

First International Society for Child Indicators Conference
Child Indicators: Diverse Approaches to a Shared Goal

June 26, 27 and 28, 2007
The Allerton Hotel
701 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

The conference seeks to explore how child indicators can be used to improve the development and well-being of the world's children. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for all participants to discuss relevant issues, form networks, share resources, and collaborate in an effort to promote the well-being of all children using child indicators.

More information can be found at, including a detailed conference agenda. The conference is organized by the International Society for Child Indicators and hosted by Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. You must register and pay in advance for this conference. There is no on-site registration.


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